2014 New This Week Archive Stories

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  • World Tea Expo By: Lawrence Sherwin
    World Tea Expo was held at Long Beach Convention Center May 29-May 31, 2014. The United States tea industry is estimated to exceed $8 billion this year and continues to rapidly expand, according to worldteaexpo.com. Specialty and premium teas are driving the market wi
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Long Beach Comic Expo By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The fifth annual Long Beach Comic Expo was held at Long Beach Convention Center May 31-June 1. This year the event expanded to two full days of panel discussions, comic book displays and, most importantly, cosplay – folks dressed as their favorite fantasy characters. Attendees were able to meet with some of Marvel and DC’s writers, e
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Balboa Island Parade By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The 21st annual Balboa Island Parade kicked off the month of June on the Island on a bright, warm, perfect day. This year's theme, Star Spangled Islands, attracted over a hundred entrants ranging from vintage autos and army vehicles to school bands, local politicians, Labrador retrievers and their attendants, and Pearl Harbor survivors. Rock ban
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Shots Fired By: Anna Albaryan
    Take a Shot at ItReservations must be made in advance for classes, which are usually scheduled at least once a mont
    Fri May 30, 2014
  • Provenance By: Jessica Husami
    Chef Cathy Pavlos’s new restaurant, Provenance, is not at all where one would expect to find a garden. Located in the corner of the Eastbluff Village Center in Newport Beach, it’s more utilitarian errand-running than fine seasonal dining. But given what we know of Chef Pavlos and her past venture, Lucca Café in Irvine’s
    Thu May 29, 2014
  • Beyond Produce By: Jenn Tanaka
    Rolling in the DoughStarting in June, BREAD artisan bakery will have a booth at the Anaheim Farmers Park Market, Su
    Thu May 29, 2014
  • Personal Style By: Christina Benavides
    It takes bold taste and a keen eye to spot the perfect look for someone you've only just met, but this is exactly what OC stylist and founder of Gladstone Lifestyle & Clothing, Lori Gladstone, does day in and out.  Born and raised in New York City, Gladstone lived and breathed fashion from a young age. During her high school
    Tue May 27, 2014
  • How-To: Nail Art By: Chelcy Perdue
    You will need:- Two different colors of nail polish- Tape1) Paint one color of nail polish on the nail you want the design on and wait for it to dry.2) Cut tiny slices of tape and place them on the same nail. (You can place the tape any way you like.)3) Paint all nai
    Mon May 26, 2014
  • Teatox By: Paula Klein
    Your Tea’s TinyTea Teatox has saturated social media outlets throughout the US, but many Southern Californians are still unsure of what a “teatox” really is. Your Tea defines teatox as “the consecutive use of certain teas or tea combinations to perform ‘detoxing’ benefits within the body."
    Wed May 21, 2014
  • Field of Honor By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The fifth annual Field of Honor celebrating our nation's war heroes was held May 16-18 at Castaways Park in Newport Beach. Put on by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, 1776 flags with yellow ribbons and placards line the paths of the park honoring those who served and sacrificed their lives for the United States. It is a stunning tribute to me
    Tue May 20, 2014
  • Kings Pluck Ducks Quick-ly By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The Los Angeles Kings vaporized the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, May 16, 6-2, to win round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Kings shredded the Ducks' defense, raced past seemingly stationary defenders, seemed to win every face-off, and generally controlled every facet of the game. A sensational performance by Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was comp
    Tue May 20, 2014
  • Roth Capital Cool By: Kedric Francis
    In Gear at GRITA few weeks after the conference, Byron Roth and his family, colleagues and friends gathered at GRIT
    Wed May 14, 2014
  • Game Five: Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The Anaheim Ducks returned home Monday, May 12 after winning both games in Los Angeles to even the Western Conference second round series at two apiece. It figured to be a spirited affair and the sellout crowd of over 17,000 was not disappointed as the Ducks won 4-3. Led by winger Devante Smith-Pelly (two goals) and rookie goalie John Gibson (st
    Tue May 13, 2014
  • Summer Festivals By: Shawn Price
    ScotlandThe melodic whine and wheeze of the bagpipes fill the August night air over a marshal drum beat. As British and commonwealth military bands file over the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle, another Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo unfolds. The nearly month-long event, which started in 1950, now
    Fri May 09, 2014
  • Main Squeeze By: Jenn Tanaka
    It’s citrus season. From beautiful blood oranges to Meyer lemons, our local farmers markets are flush with fresh fruits. The St. Regis Monarch Beach’s Chef Raj Dixit celebrates this season with The “OC” Salad, which is served as a starter at Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern. While Chef Dixit was kind enough to share
    Thu May 08, 2014
  • Hot Off the Press By: Jessica Husami
    Waffles are no longer slaves to the almighty toaster. But even while the urge to pop an Eggo in the toaster and smother it with butter and Aunt Jemima is still a very real thing (at least for us), the modern waffle has become a symbol of culinary sophistication, topped with all manner of farmers market-fresh ingredients and flavor profiles for t
    Wed May 07, 2014
  • At Home With: Donald Bonasia By: Terence Loose
    It’s hard to imagine Donald Bonasia, who has to be Patioworld’s most enthusiastic manager ever, in his former life – as an award-winning designer of housewares who rarely saw the sun, much less a patio.“Most days were spent doing injection molding in factories and shrink-wrapping in warehouses. I needed to get
    Tue May 06, 2014
  • Destined for Style By: Jessica Peralta
    Veteran hairstylist and local entrepreneur Jim Markham’s career was born out of love. But it wasn’t a love for hair – it was love for a girl.At 15, he got married. With a baby on the way, he dropped out of high school to support his young family. And became a barber. “It was my mother who originall
    Mon May 05, 2014
  • Food Fests By: Jenn Tanaka and Elizabeth Lee
    May 3 – Sabroso Craft Beer and Taco Festival Although Cinco de Mayo celebrates the anniversary of the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla, for most Southern Californians, this holiday has become a great excuse to drink cervezas and stuff our faces. Now locals have a new place to enjoy C
    Fri May 02, 2014
  • Going Green By: Steve Bramucci
    Taste the Trend  Mendocino Farms’ first OC location opens on May 29 in Costa Mesa.
    Fri May 02, 2014
  • Second Chances By: Steve Irsay
    By the NumbersSticker $67,375 (as tested)Under the Hood 3.0-liter, turbo-charged, inline 6-cylinderCurb Weigh
    Thu May 01, 2014
  • Prom Queen By: Jessica Husami
    Ah, high school prom – that rite of passage attended by students during their later years of high school. It’s a black-tie night out for teenagers, who, in many cases, spend the months beforehand agonizing who their date will be, what they will wear and who will comprise their entourage for the evening. But there are those who worry
    Wed Apr 30, 2014
  • Doggie Fun By: Chelcy Perdue
    Tue Apr 29, 2014
  • N2E 2014 By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The 67th annual Newport to Ensenada 125-nautical-mile international yacht race took off April 25. In spite of the high winds (15-20 mph), choppy seas and paucity of entries (168 is the fewest in history), it was a spirited and fast beginning. New Trimarans brought new speed and grace to the event. The Maxi class was won by Staghound
    Mon Apr 28, 2014
  • Way To Go, Ducks! By: Lawrence Sherwin
    With the series standing at 2-2, the Anaheim Ducks throttled the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Friday, April 25 in Anaheim in game five. The Ducks proved more physical and killed 16 penalty minutes on defense.Bringing back memories of the "Miracle On Ice" in the 1984 Winter Olympics, the Ducks came from behind and with two minutes and 10 secon
    Mon Apr 28, 2014